Fostering deep and elaborative learning and generic(soft) skill development: the strategic use of case studies in accounting education
Boyce, Gordon, Williams, Sarah, Kelly, Andrea and Yee, Helen 2001, Fostering deep and elaborative learning and generic(soft) skill development: the strategic use of case studies in accounting education, Accounting education, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 37-60.
It is vital that accounting educators take responsibility for the development of students' generic (soft) skills in conjunction with, discipline-specific skills. Research indicates that the typical learning styles of accounting students are not suited to the acquisition of generic skills. In this paper learning theory is used to provide a framework to support the use of case studies as a tool to promote appropriate learning styles and thereby enhance generic skill development. The paper details a number of strategies that may be implemented with case studies to achieve these goals. The implications for accounting educators, which are significant, are discussed.
Field of Research
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified